Hort staff members Sarah Schluep and Eva Joly
with three correction officers that work with GreenHouse.
Check out the March/April 2019 edition of the New York City Department of Correction newsletter and read about the work we’re doing on Rikers Island! Click here and scroll to page 13 for a closer look at our GreenHouse Horticultural Therapy Program, its life-changing benefits, and why this unique program works.
GreenHouse is a nationally recognized horticultural therapy and vocational training program, serving individuals who are detained or incarcerated on Rikers Island. Participants improve social and emotional well-being and gain concrete transferable skills that reduce the likelihood of recidivism. Our horticultural therapy programs also extend beyond Rikers, serving residents of supportive housing facilities throughout New York City.